Burton and Taylor
About the Film
About the Director
BAFTA award-winning actors Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor – Hollywood’s most volatile on-again-off-again lovers who famously played out every high and low of their love affairs, multiple marriages and divorces in the public eye. Burton and Taylor made their last stage appearance together in the critically reviled 1983 revival of Noel Coward’s stage play, Private Lives. This is the story of their ill-fated reunion, on and off stage. Directed by Richard Laxton.
Richard Laxton began his directing career in 1993 with his short film I BET IT WILL RAIN. Richard went on to gain recognition for BAFTA nominated television dramas THE RIFF RAFF ELEMENT, BAND OF GOLD, and A WING AND A PRAYER. Other credits include being lead director on GHOST SQUAD and also the BAFTA and RTS nominated dramas BODIES and OUTLAWS. Richard’s feature film debut LIFE AND LYRICS premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2006. He went on to direct his second feature GROW YOUR OWN in 2007. He also directed the hit comedy FREE AGENTS and the BAFTA nominated single film HANCOCK AND JOAN. Following this he directed the BAFTA nominated AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK starring John Hurt for Leopard/ITV, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in Europe and the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. His credits also include NIGHTWATCH and EFFIE GRAY, also screening at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. He is currently in post production for the fourth series of the critically acclaimed comedy series HIM AND HER.
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